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Native Gardens through the Seasons: A Virtual Walk

In-person garden walks, as wonderful as they can be, only offer a "snapshot" of a garden on one day in a particular season, usually summer.  Missing are the daily and weekly changes that make up so much of a native plant garden's place-specific beauty. The annual West Cook Wild Ones/Interfaith Green Network garden walk has traditionally been held in early August. When the pandemic forced cancellation, we decided to go virtual. This enabled three experienced native plant gardeners to show how our gardens grow and bloom over time, from the freshest spring ephemerals to the asters and goldenrods of early fall, and everything in between. I was thrilled to be on the same program as West Cook Wild Ones president Stephanie Walquist and board member Candace Blank. This might be a perfect time to "visit" our gardens, while dreaming about spring and planning your own. You'll find it here.

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Free Webinar: Native Bees in the Garden

Carbon Gardening: A Podcast at Growing Greener

Early Spring Notes: Life in the Garden During a Risky Time

Carbon Gardening: A Natural Climate Solution that Can Help Reduce CO2 Emissions While Restoring Biodiversity

Gardening as a Political Act of Necessary Beauty

Native Shrubs and Why They're Essential for Carbon Sequestration

Free Webinar: Healthy Soil, Native Plants and Backyard Carbon Sequestration

My Great-Great-Grandfather, a City Park and Some Monarch Butterflies

A Nearly Infinitely Adaptable Recipe for Ecological Regeneration and Soil Carbon Sequestration